3rd Wave Coffee Shops in Istanbul
The best 3rd Wave Coffee shops in Istanbul are mostly located in historical districts such as Kadıköy, Karaköy, Eminönü, Nişantaşı and Beyoğlu. If you wish, let’s start exploring these rare coffee places together (hoping they don’t close due to the Covid-19 effect!).
1. Petra Roasting
Petra Roasting set out with the motto of delicious coffees prepared entirely by hand. Opened in 2013, this beautiful coffee shop buys seasonal green coffees and roasts them in person.
Petra, which opens branches in various parts of the European Side for the purpose of drinking good coffee everywhere, blends different beans without disturbing their natural properties. The resulting mixtures are served to the customer using reliable and innovative techniques.
Perta has branches in Topağacı, Gayrettepe and Akmerkez, but it also supplies coffee to different coffee shops. If you pass by Kanyon AVM, you can taste different coffees every week at the “Petra Kiosk” stand.
2. Brew Coffeeworks
Brew Coffeworks, by Architect Kemalettin Bey; It is located on the lower floor of the “Legacy Ottoman Hotel” building, which is one of the works of the First National Architecture Movement initiated in the late Ottoman period. Cheesecakes and macarons, which are sold daily in the coffee shop, are supplied fresh from the kitchen of this 5-star hotel.
In the coffee shop’s menu, cold brew coffees; There is a wide range to all other varieties. They also sell 3rd Generation coffee preparation tools for the enthusiast.
If you want to drink freshly ground coffee in Kadıköy Çarşı, there is a magnificent 3rd generation coffee shop named Montag at the end of the street where the fishermen and kokorec shops are located. But to see Montag, you have to look up and search a bit.
Montag, which is almost a hidden gem on the 1st floor of a building, reveals its difference with lavender and jasmine coffee varieties as well as different brewing types. You can sip your coffee while watching the activity of Kadıköy Bazaar on the balcony of Montag, which also impresses with its presentations.
4. Walter’s Coffee Roastery
Walter’s Coffee Roastery is a place that will attract the attention of Breaking Bad Series viewers. Because here, there is the opportunity to serve coffee with a test tube, sweets dipped in syringes, and take pictures with yellow chemist overalls.
Walter’s Coffee Roastery, which you can stop by on your way to Moda, attracted the attention of the foreign press as its concept was unique not only in Turkey but also in the world. You can feel yourself in a laboratory in the Breaking Bad series with meth candies, Breaking Bagel, lattes from the test tube.
Kronotop, which started its life with a small shop in Beyoğlu, joined the Istanbul Food and Beverage Group in 2014 and was redesigned.
Procuring its own roasted coffee beans from all over the world according to the harvest time, Kronotop is a distinguished place for those who want to drink fresh coffee. You can enjoy coffee at Kronotrop at Cihangir, Maslak Orjin, Allianz Tower and Atatürk Airport International Terminal.
6. Coffee Department
Balat is one of the districts in Istanbul that has changed its face recently. If you happen to be in Balat, you can have a delicious coffee at the Coffee Department, which finds and roasts very special beans from different parts of the world. You can also buy specially prepared coffee from the cafe, which has a tasteful atmosphere, and make it at home.
Coffeetopia, which opened a branch at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University in 2013 after Eminönü, has been roasting coffee in Istanbul since 2007.
Coffeetopia, founded by Şerif Başaran, who loves quality coffee and continues to provide barista training in this field; continues to grow with the franchising (dealership) system. Be sure to stop by the original branch of Coffeetopia, located in Eminönü, which is sure to see new branches soon.